An estate plan, in it’s driest terms, is a collection of legal documents and related financial and other planning to address death and incapacity. Nearly every plan will include some combination of a power of attorney, an advance directive, and a will/trust. In special cases, the plan may also include a nomination of guardian/conservator or a declaration for mental health treatment.
But also, for all of us, an estate plan is more than documents built of cold dead words. It’s loving people deeply enough to look for the places they will be vulnerable without us and providing them with our forethought and presence to meet that vulnerability It’s also advocating for our future selves to maximize our autonomy and ensure that even when we can’t speak up or make a decision for, our voice is still guiding our care.
Three groups of people have very specific needs over and above traditional estate planning that Willamette Elder Law focuses on working with.
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Willamette Elder Law provides the elder law and estate planning legal services you need to empower your loved ones, ensure your self-determination, and secure your legacy. Whether you need help crafting an estate plan for yourself, support taking care of a loved one with diminishing capacity, or guidance through administering the final affairs of the dearly departed, Willamette Elder Law will compassionately provide the legal services you need.
Willamette Elder Law provides insightful guidance in planning for your death and possible incapacity as well as compassionate assistance in meeting needs related to long term care, incapacity, and death of those you love.
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